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The ‘outdoor capital of the UK’ is ringed with wonderful forests where you’ll find great views, pretty places for a picnic, and exciting mountain bike routes.

Two people walking along a path surrounded by tall conifer tree trunks

Forests to visit

Scottish terrier on a woodland pathGlen Nevis

A beautiful glen with an ancient hillfort and stunning views of Britain’s highest mountain.

Glen Nevis


River rapids and riverbank treesGlen Righ

Head south from Fort William to enjoy waterfalls and woodland creatures.

Glen Righ


Family of four throwing stones into a woodland riverLeanachan

Miles of forest roads snake across the northern side of Ben Nevis, suitable for gentle cycling, walking and running.



Family of four eating at a picnic tableLoch Linnhe

A perfect picnic spot with vast panoramic views.

Loch Linnhe


View across the tops of autumnal trees towards an imposing Ben NevisNorth Face

A a waymarked trail will give you a taste of the wild northern slopes of Carn Mor Dearg and Ben Nevis.

North Face


Cyclist riding along a wooden boardwalk path in a forestThe Witch’s Trails

One of the best mountain bike venues in the country. Miles of spell-binding single track and superb downhill rides.

The Witch’s Trails